Officials from IMF, IDB to Speak on Global Economy, Regulations

Treasurers, CFOs to discuss what really matters for companies in 2013 and beyond

05 Mar, 2013, 08:00 ET from Association for Financial Professionals

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate treasurers will convene in May to hear senior officials from the International Monetary Fund and Inter-American Development Bank as they discuss the global economy and regulatory landscape. Experts will focus on what global organizations may face in 2013 and beyond, from a financial perspective, and corporate practitioners will share thoughts in a candid, peer-to-peer discussion. 

The CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum, now in its ninth year and produced by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), will take place May 15-17 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the exclusive sponsor. This is the first time for the forum in New York. 

Highlights include:

* "A View from the Top: Panel Discussion on the Global Financial Outlook" with senior officials from the International Monetary Fund and Inter-American Development Bank, moderated by the founder of the Group of Thirty.

* "Dodd Frank Implications for Corporate Treasury" facilitated by the director of the financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, The Bipartisan Policy Center

* "What Matters: The CFO Agenda for 2013 and Beyond"

Other discussions will focus on defining the organization's risk appetite, managing risk, managing insurance, establishing treasury metrics, structuring a treasury department in China, and looking at the opportunities and pitfalls of doing business in the non-BRIC emerging markets from a treasury perspective.

The closing discussion, "Are We Keeping Up in a Rapidly Changing World," will be led by NBC News analyst Michael Leiter, former Director, National Counterterrorism Center.

"As the world recovers from the financial crisis, we are finding that some companies are emerging stronger," said Jim Kaitz, AFP's president and CEO. "This forum lets treasurers and CFOs make sense of the chaos and discuss future scenarios candidly.

The forum is offered exclusively to senior-level corporate treasury and finance executives.

"Bank of America Merrill Lynch is once again proud to sponsor the CTC Corporate Treasurers Forum," said Dub Newman, head of North America Global Transaction Services at BofA Merrill. "This is our fourth consecutive year of sponsorship, and we continue our support because we've heard CFOs and treasurers tell us how much they enjoy and value this opportunity to examine big picture issues with global experts and fellow corporate treasury practitioners.  This year's line-up looks stellar with its focus on the global economic and regulatory environment, something all treasurers should find of great interest."

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